Candidate Profile
Bill Akins

Republican , Florida


Bill Akins
U.S. Rep., Dist. 17

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Personhood Florida Pro-Life PAC

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Craig Cates, Mayor, Key West FL

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Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Strongly Agree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Disagree

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Strongly Agree

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Strongly Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Agree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree

The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.

Strongly Agree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Only if, under a doctors opinion that the life of the mother is at risk. I believe that the Mother, Doctor, and Pastor or Priest should be involved in this decision.

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

We should use extreme vetting for foreigners entering our Country. We need to secure our borders and use every means possible to keep people from sneaking in. Keep up our intelligence efforts in the middle east, and take appropriate actions when terrorists are located.

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

The Founding Fathers realized that our rights come from God and not Government, So the Constitution was written to reinforce those rights, and keep Government out of our lives as much as possible.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe that God created Heaven and Earth and Man and Woman. I believe that Jesus Christ, the Son, is the way. I try to keep the same values that Jesus taught.

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Very Conservative

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I believe the Government wastes way to much or OUR money, and needs to scale back a great deal. We should have a Balanced Budget Amendment. The Government should stay within the bounds of the Constitution, as most issues are States Rights issues

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

I would like to see the Federal Government stay out of health care except for Medicaid as a safety net for the disadvantaged, and Medicare with a few changes. If the Government would allow Insurance Companies to work across State lines, the cost would come down to where most families could afford it. There are some new programs such as the Epiphany program. Where adults can have full primary care with necessary labs, for as little as $60.00 per month. This program has real potential.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The Government should not pick winners and losers, but promote an environment that promotes business. Then let the Market go to work and the economy will take care of itself.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

For the most part, individuals should be able to file a simple tax return on one page or less. Only businesses and corporations would need to have a slightly more complex return. Loopholes need to be eliminated, and the tax rates need to come down lower. Reducing the size of the IRS should also happen.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Again, lowering taxes will be a big boost, as of right now, we are in pretty good shape on unemployment. Teach skilled trades in High School and Colleges. This will help more than any other single item. TRAINING !

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

I think the first thing to do is get Social Security funds out of the general budget, and get back to the original program of keeping SS monies in a separate account. Quit using Social Security for immigrants, legal or not. We should NOT be paying any foreigners Social Security Benefits.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

My nearly 10 years in the Military, with almost 4 years in Vietnam, most of which was in combat, along with my business experience, has taught me how the real world operates. I am a Christian, a retired Businessman, Husband, and Father. I know how to stand my ground when necessary, and how to compromise when needed. And I feel I have a great deal of Common Sense.

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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I plan on being back in the district when Congress is not in session. I want help " drain the swamp " and generally try to clean up the mess. I want to change the way that the Veterans Administration treats our Veterans. After All, if it were not for our incredible Veterans, we would not be America.


  • Westwood High, Mesa, AZ, 1965
Work & Military
  • US Army, Sgt, 1966-1976
  • Murdock Baptist Church, Member
  • Vietnam Wall of Southwest Florida, Past VP & Director of Fundraising
  • Southwest Florida Honor Flight, Past Treasurer
  • Punta Gorda Elks, Past Parade Dirctor
  • Vietnam Wall Education Foundation, Past VP, Co Founder
  • Vietnam Veterans of America, Member
  • American Legion Post 110, Member
  • Charlotte Country REC, Precinct Committeeman
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